A 45-year-old woman was found alive under mountains of rubble Monday, two days after an earthquake killed at least 129 people in southern Turkey.
Her rescue raised hope that other survivors could be found - hope that was tempered by Monday's discovery of 17 more bodies under collapsed buildings in downtown Ceyhan.Hatice Eker was trapped under the same building where rescuers pulled out an 11-year-old boy alive on Sunday.
"`I am fine but I feel pain in my feet,"' Eker was quoted as saying by her husband, Ziya Eker, who joined the rescue workers in trying to extract her.
Eker, a 45-year-old retired teacher, was pinned by the debris along with her 20-year-old daughter, whose fate remained unknown.
"I am hopeful that she is alive, too," Ziya Eker told The Associated Press.
Prior to her discovery, relatives of the missing pleaded with rescue teams to keep up the search. "I want my nephew's body," shouted Ismail Karayaka, as he was pushed back by soldiers surrounding the rescue sites.
Ceyhan and the city of Adana, 250 miles south of Ankara, the capital, were the hardest hit by Saturday's 6.2 magnitude quake.
Up to 1,500 people were injured, with 300 people now being treated in makeshift outdoor treatment centers set up by hospitals, according to the crisis center in Adana.
"I was riding my bicycle when the quake hit. I fell on the ground and bricks began to fall over me," said Sevilay Zenger, an 11-year-old girl lying in a tent on the grounds of Adana's Balcali hospital.
Among those killed were 62 people in Ceyhan and 44 in Adana, where most victims were living in poorly built houses in slum districts. Other victims came from nearby villages.
Panicked residents have slept outside for the past two nights as up to 70 aftershocks have kept them away from their homes.
"I want my bed," cried Olgay Tan, 38, lying on a blanket in a park.
But her husband, Ahmet, was determined to be safe. "I am terribly scared," he said.